Yolanda Hadid’s battle with Lyme Disease has been chronicled on the last several seasons of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and if you are a fan of Yolanda, you can keep following her journey in her new memoir; Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease.
The book will be published by St. Martin’s Press and will be released in February 2017. Yolanda shared why she decided it was time to write about her journey.
“Once I started to uncover the mystery of chronic Lyme disease and the stigma around it, I felt a strong sense of obligation towards the millions of people suffering from this debilitating disease to share my journey and to be a voice for those who can’t be heard,” she previously told the Daily Dish.
The title of the book certainly is a dig at her RHOBH cast mates for questioning her journey like they did on last season of the show by accusing Hadid of having Munchausen.
“I would hope that anyone who watched or knows about my journey will take the time to read Believe Me as I truly hope it will educate and open people’s hearts in order to gain a much deeper respect and understanding of this journey,” Yolanda says. “The message here is really about how we can learn to be less judgmental and deal with chronically ill people in a more kind, compassionate and understanding way.”
“I have met so many debilitated and financially devastated patients, parents who’ve sold their homes in order to pay for their children’s treatment all while fighting to keep them alive,” Hadid continued. “I documented my journey with photos, daily logs, lab results and short videos, because I wasn’t sure I would make it through alive, but I did. I am here to tell my story because we need a cure affordable for all.”
“I was raised to blindly trust doctors, but learned I had to be my own health advocate,” she added.
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